Election of the FIG Athletes’ Representative for Acrobatic Gymnastics
LAUSANNE (SUI), FIG Office, June 5, 2013: The athletes of the Acrobatic Gymnastics community have elected their delegate to the FIG Athletes' Commission for the current cycle extending from 2013 until 2016.
Alya Ahmadova of Azerbaijan, a former member of the Women's Pair of the Acrobatic Gymnastics National Team, who is turning 28 on Sunday, was elected at the occasion of the FIG World Cup competition in Sofia (BUL), May 9 - 10, 2013. She is today a member of the Women's Trio of the Cirque du Soleil, performing in the Varekai International Show.
Initially, former athlete representative Sabrina Hegele of Germany was re-elected for a second term at the 2012 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships in Lake Buena Vista (USA). Following the election of Germany’s Frank Boehm to the Technical Committee at the FIG Congress in Cancun (MEX) last October, however, Hegele had to resign from her position due to the one-per-country regulation that applies to FIG TCs.